Northern Forest Park
Easy (Newberry to BPA Rd)
450 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Moderate (Germantown to Fire Lane 7a)
400 feet elevation gain
Forest Park is Portland’s wilderness secret, where the 30.2-mile Wildwood Trail contours through 5172 acres of soothing woodlands along a scenic ridge above the Willamette River. When development threatened a 73-acre private inholding in the park’s northern corner in 1999, a “Fix the Hole” campaign rallied donors to buy the property for the city. Today the Wildwood Trail extends through this addition, a place so tranquil that the noisiest characters are squirrels scolding you from trees as you hike by.
The first loop recommended here follows the …
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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.